“True knowledge lies in knowing you know nothing,” said Socrates. OK, we don’t know that.
The quote, which in Greek may have sounded like “scio me nihil scire” and be better typed here using alphas and omegas, was derived from Plato’s writings about his mentor combined with other accounts of the answer Socrates got from the oracle of Delphi when asked, “Who is the wisest man in Greece?”
Socrates started all wisdom by wondering, thereby admitting his own ignorance. Screen cleared of preconceptions, he launched his inquiries. No wonder a jury convicted him of impieties. This gave rise to western thinking.
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